Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Pieces of our Story | Clique Kits International Design Team

Hello Everyone!! I hope your week is treating you well so far. This week my post is about pieces of my story. For me, I use my memory planner for a lot of my journaling and jotting down little notes about things that happen through the day or week. Just little things I may not remember. Now, don't get me wrong, I do use it for planning as well and playing, making it look pretty. But I like that I can add pictures that may not make it onto layouts, or journaling that I can hide, most I don't in here. For my May memory planner I decided to use the bright and beautiful Sampler kit | Some Days kit.
I use the monthly layout to jot down all my thoughts, appointments and the things that are going on, then I moved to my weekly pages and rewrite what was going on on those days. Usually because I don't get to it right then. Once I added my journaling and appointments and things then I move to pictures I might have from that week.
I know I share these online and there are things I don't want to share with the world, so I make little pockets like this, so I can write them down, have them apart if my memory planner, but know that they don't have to be seen by everyone too. Not only that, but it adds some pretties to my page and lets me play with more of the products lol.
After I add my pictures, I know exactly what room I have left to play and add all those pretties and thats what I do at this point. I play. Its relaxing and fun. I have to be honest, I think memory planning is easy for me, most of the time. I love the fact that if my kids do something goofy or new or fun, that I can jot it down and have it all in one spot. Things that they can go back and look at too. I scrapbook a lot and I LOVE it, but I don't know about you, but I have photos that don't alway make it to a full layout, so I get to stick them in here, along with the story or memory. I hope you enjoyed my memory planner spread. I will be sharing more over on my Instagram account too. Make sure to head over to the Clique Kits shop and check out all the amazing kits and check out the design team! There are so many different fantastic ladies on the team with their own way of using the kits. Its always fun and inspiring to see what they are up to! And We would love to see what y'all are creating too, So make sure to tag @Cliquekits on Instagram or share in the facebook group!
Clique Kits Products Used: Sampler Kit | Some Days | Pinkfresh Studio with Kelly Purkey

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

On Repeat | Keeping it real Layout | Clique Kits

Good morning everyone!! How are you doing?? Well I have been playing with the Keeping it real, Junior kit thats in the Clique kits shop. I have to say I have been loving this kit!! There are so many beautiful and funny things in it.
So this week I was to be doing on repeat, I chose something really easy and went with rectangles. I repeted this in the shapes of my photos and the rectangles that I used patterned paper for. I know this was easy and simple, but I had fun with it and added a bunch of pretty things along the way.
I went through the ephemera packs and pulled thing I thought I might use and set them to the side and did the same with the bits and pieces I chose from the puffy sticker sheet.
Once I had chose the pieces I wanted to use, I added a layer of white cardstock behind my photos and made them into a photo strip, then went to picking out papers from the 6x6 paper pad that came in this kit and cut those down to size. After that I decided where I wanted my photos and then added the patterned paper.
Once I got all the papers down, I started to add bits and pieces here and there across the layout. I wanted to keep them mostly in the rectangles and I used rectangle shaped items when I could. Like the house and labels. I wanted to add a little more color to the white background, so I grabbed my oxide ink, available in the shop to, and a stencil I had and added three little mandalas on the layout. I finished it off by adding some of the fun enamel dots and sequins and called it good.
I hope you enjoyed this layout and there will be lots more to come, check out my instagram to see more there as well. Make sure you check out the Clique kits international facebook group too! We have lots of fun things going on over there and would love to see you there playing along with us! And go check out the shop too! There are so many beautiful Kits in there to play with!!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Handmade with love | Birthday card | Clique Kits

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your day is going good! Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for my mom for her Birthday coming up this month. I didn't want to go with a regular card and I love making them for her too, so I dug into my Sedona kit and made her a card!
I actually used a whole 12x12 sheet of white cardstock to make this card lol. I scored the cardstock in a few places, cut some diagonals and made sure everything folded together right, where I could slide a few things in and out and then I added my redline tape. This way I knew it wasnt coming apart!Then I went a head and started adding paper to the pieces that were going to be pretty on the front, added some sewing and then made sure to tape everything!
After I had the card all secure, knowing it would stay together if I stuffed things into it, I went to town adding paper, flowers, tags and some dimension! I have to say I love this kit. It may look all deserty but you can use it for so much more!
This was a fun card to make, I hadn't added anything in writing to my mom before I took pictured cause I thought I would keep that just for her! But I love the fact that it has 2 pockets to slide your writing into and hide it a bit or you could slide a gift card in and a few pictures! My mom always loves getting pictures! Well I hope you enjoyed this, I may have to post a quick video of how to make the card if anyone wants to know. It's easy! Make sure to go check out the Clique kits shop and see ALL THE AMAZING products that are in the shop!! And make sure to grab the Sedona Kit!! Love it!!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Mask Life | Clique Kits International DT

Good morning everyone!! I hope your having a great Monday morning, I'm hoping it will dry out here some before to long! Well I wanted to share a layout with you today inspired by life lately. I think pretty much everyone and understand where I'm coming from with this one.
I loves this kit, September song so I wanted to try and use as much of it as I could and you cant even really tell that I pieced it together from scraps I had left over. The mat for the white background is pieces together from three different pieces, but it worked. I knew what picture I was going to use, so I started layering scrap pieces behind my photo. I found a big enough piece to use for a pocket and a tag and cut those out too.
I went ahead and placed those two bigger parts of my layout down and then started to work from there. I knew I wanted some of that yellow plaid on here somewhere but didn't have much left so I added a strip to the bottom and a tav I cut from the same paper I had made the pocket out of.
At this point I knew I really wanted to get my title on here so that I could start to embellish, so I pulled my alphas from the kit and painted them with gold paint from my stash and sat them aside to dry, while I stamped out the mask part of the title. Then it was on to embellishing! I love this part!.
I added some of the 3d brads here and there, along with some of the puffy floral stickers and then to finish it all up I splattered some gold Heidi shine on my layout to pull a bit more gold in and the warm tones and that was it. I hope you liked this layout and I hope you find a way to scrap and use your scraps too! Clique kits Products used: September song kit

Friday, January 1, 2021

Merry Christmas | Clique Kits International

Good morning everyone and happy New years!! I hope you had a safe and fun New years last night!! Well this morning I'm here to share a new layout with you that I made for Clique kits International
I pulled the stripped paper for my background, I keep trying to do something outside of my own little box latley. If not a color background then a patterned one. We will see how long this goes lol. But I pulled it and grabbed my gold paint and dry brushed some of it down the center of my page, from the top to the bottom. When that was drying, I pulled a few papers form my Hey Santa paper pack and layered them behind my photo.

Once I had those layers done and the edges a little scruffed up, I grabbed the print outs I got off the Clique kits site. There in the store under digital. I didnt even know they had these, I knew there were cutfiles, but look what you find if you peek around! lol. But I liked this printable so I got it, cut it up and started to tuck bits and pieces of it behind my photo and its layers.
I made sure to keep the little cozy thing they put on your cups at Star Bucks so that I could use it in the layout. I tuked my picture, its embellishments and such inside it and attached it all to the layout. This gave me my place for my title, so I added that cutfile to the bottome of the layout and then went to a little more embellishing.
I used some more of the pieces from the printable, to the right side of my photo along with some stars I had cut out with the dies from the shop. Those things are great!! Once you cut them, you fold them and they have dyminsion! They are just too cute!. I popped a few more little rhinestones here and there on the layout and was done.
This is a pretty simple layout, but it captured a moment of me and my oldest together. Even if his face isnt in the picture, we went and got our 1st Peppermint mocha of the Christmas season. He loves coffee just as much as I do,so it was nice to catch this little thing we do together and scrap it. When the Clique Kits site is back up after end of the year inventory make sure to head over and check out the shop!! There will be new kits coming and new supplies. There is always something beautiful to play with!! Clique Kits products used: Hey Santa paper pack Peintable | Into the Holiday's 2016

Friday, December 4, 2020

Together | Clique kits international

Good morning everyone, Sarah here today to share with you a layout that was inspired by some stories my little ones have been telling me. We went running around outside, playing in the leaves and when we got in they went to telling me stories about their adventures, so I wanted to make sure to scrap a shot I got of them out there.
I used the Attitude of Gratitude base kit for this layout and it was perfect! I wanted leaves on this layout, being they had played in them all afternoon and all their stories were about their adventures in them too, so I went for a leaf cut-file on patterned paper and opted into a color cardstock background again. I wanted there to be a little lightness to the background, not just plain dark blue, so I dry brushed some white around where the cut-file was going to be, along with some splatters and added my cut-file on top.
From there it was pretty easy to finish up my layout, it was all about adding layers behind my photo and then the pretty, pretty embellishments.
I added a few layers and tags behind my photo and then went crazy on tucking flowers and leaves here and there in a few clusters on the layout. To finish it off I grabbed those oh so pretty Nordica sticker dots and tucked them in and under some of the cut-file and a few other places and that was it for this one. I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope we can see more of what y'all create with the Clique kits!

Monday, November 16, 2020

I love it when the coffee kicks in....| Clique Kits International

Good morning everyone! I wanted to share a fun layout that I made with the beautiful September Song kit. I wanted to play with a patterned backgound again, I keep trying to branch out lol. I had made a cut file so I could use it on the background for my title, but accidents happen. Well really, my daughters saw it and decided to color on it. So instead of making another one, I decided to use it as a stencil. I started this layout with the title, it being so big, I knew where I had space to put my photo and any embellishments that I wanted to add.
ILike I said, I used the cutfile as a stencil, just dabbed white paint over it. I figured it would show up pretty good on the background. I had to wait for that to dry, so I started to play with layers behind my photo. Just a good little pic I took on snapchat with my coffee. My my time in the mornings, before the kids get up, before school starts, before the crazy starts lol.
I chose some of the pretty bright colors from the patterned papers to add a pop behind the photo. Then I was like, hey this layout is about my coffee, so why not make a coffee cut to go with it. I sketched one out and cut if from different papers from the kit. I added a little sewing for texture and tucked it in under the side of my photo.
At this point my title was dry, I traced around it with a black pen thinking it might make it pop a little more. In person it doee. lol. Since the title was dry, I added a strip under the title for some seperation and to highlight it and then started to go through my ephemera and pull things I wanted to layer together. I added little bits here and there around the layout. A bit of yellow at the top and bottom. Really just because I liked the color and wanted to add it to my layout. And that was it, my fun little layout was done.
I hope you enjoyed me being a bit goofy with this layout. I had fun with it and I enjoy using goofy pictures as well. Mine, my kids and my pups lol. Come back and see what eles I have put together. I have a few other projects to share really soon, so I hope you come back by. Make sure to head over to Clique Kits and check out all the beautiful kits and all the amazing work the other ladies do. They are a great bunch and they all have so much talent! Clique Kits Products used: Base Kit: September Son kit: American Crafts Add on kit: September Son Solid Cardstock: American crafts